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    Recommendations and guidance on hepatitis C virus self-testing

    Despite recent advances in highly effective and affordable hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, many people with HCV infection do not know their status. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 58 million people had chronic HCV infection globally in 2019, and only 21% of them were diagnosed. Lack...

    Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections

    Worldwide, people acquire more than 1 million curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) every day. Based on prevalence data from 2009 to 2016, in 2019, WHO published estimates of new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis, showing total estimated incident cases of 376.4 million ...

    Guidelines: updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoringand monitoring: March 2021

    The primary audience for this guideline is national HIV programme managers, people living with HIV, health-care providers and policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries. This guideline update will be a useful resource for clinicians and should help to shape the priorities of policy-makers in devel...

    WHO guidelines for malaria

    The consolidated WHO Guidelines for malaria present all of the current WHO recommendations for malaria. These are the product of careful evaluation following standardized methods as part of the WHO normative processes [1]. WHO uses strictly defined processes to assess the quality, consistency and complet...

    WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis. Module 2: screening – systematic screening for tuberculosis disease

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, despite being largely curable and preventable. In 2019 an estimated 2.9 million of the 10 million people who fell ill with TB were not diagnosed or reported to the World Health Organization. The Political Declaration adopted by...

    WHO guideline for screening and treatment of cervical pre-cancer lesions for cervical cancer prevention, 2nd ed

    Cervical cancer is a leading cause of mortality among women. In 2020, an estimated 604 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 342 000 women died from the disease. Cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in 23 countries and is the leading cause of cancer death in 3...

    WHO guideline on the dairy protein content in ready-to-use therapeutic foods for treatment of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition

    This WHO guideline is an update of the specific recommendation in the technical annex of the 2007 Joint Statement by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSSCN) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on...

    WHO recommendation on prophylactic antibiotics for women undergoing caesarean section

    Direct maternal infections around the time of childbirth account for about one tenth of the global burden of maternal death. Women who develop peripartum infections are also prone to severe morbidity, long-term disabilities such as chronic pelvic pain, fallopian tube blockage and secondary infertility. M...

    WHO recommendation on routine antibiotic prophylaxis for women undergoing operative vaginal birth

    Direct maternal infections around the time of childbirth account for about one tenth of the global burden of maternal death. Women who experience peripartum infections are also prone to severe morbidity and long-term disabilities such as chronic pelvic pain, fallopian tube blockage and secondary infertil...

    WHO recommendation on uterine balloon tamponade for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

    Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is commonly defined as a blood loss of at least 500 mL within 24 hours after birth and affects about 5% of all women giving birth around the world. Globally, nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths are associated with PPH and, in most low-income countries, it is the main ca...